Focus on the Family

Awaken Our Spirit Retreat

A Tamarack Foundation Program

Summer of 2022

Our pilot project we ran in 2021, Focus on the Family – Awaken Our Spirit was such a great success we will be running it again this summer of 2022. With increased requests from families wanting to participate in the program we have expanded the time frame and are working at increasing the numbers of families we can accommodate according to Covid-19 guidelines. Awaken our Spirit is designed to provide support for children, youth and families experiencing many forms of grieving, loss, mental health issues and dysfunction. Using Indigenous Cultural Components and Teachings using the Medicine Wheel, Tipi Teachings, Land Based Learning, Mental Health First Aid, Recreation and Spiritual Therapy. These Mental Health disabilities are a direct result of Inter-generational Trauma from Residential Schools, and we must provide intervention and prevention.

After ensuring all necessary procedures, program design and all safety protocols were implemented, the online registration is now available. Participant well being and safety is our top priority and we thank you for your patience while we developed and implemented these procedures. For further information visit our How to Register page.


Summer of 2022

  • Where: Camp Tamarack 25 km North West of Prince Albert
  • When: Three 2 week sessions from July 18th to September 2nd
  • Who: For youth and their parents
Some insight of why Awaken Our Spirit was created 💕🪶🦅 Video footage from Awaken Our Spirit Retreat at Camp Tamarack and is produced by Ballantyne Films. Please make a donation at https://awakenourspirit.ca/make-a-donation/
Our incredible staff from 2021 who have dedicated their summer to helping children.